Hanami 花見

Easter weekend this year was Helen’s birthday, and she came from Hong Kong to visit me for the weekend. It was the first time we’d seen each other since Christmas, and it was so good to see her again! As luck would have it, her visit coincided with cherry blossom season, where all the trees are covered in beautiful pink sakura, and it really was a sight to behold!

The Japanese like to go to the local park, throw a big blue tarpaulin on the floor under a tree and eat, drink and be merry with their friends. Helen and I went to Inokashira Park in Kichijoji about 10 mins away from my house, and sat on a bench to have a picnic. It was pretty cold though so we soon ran inside to have a hot chocolate to warm up again! Anyway, here’s some of our pictures.